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Set up i set set up my telescope during the day,an i can see every thing .but when i try it at night i see nothing.just blackness

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The finder scope may not be aligned properly with the mn telescope. In the daytime, try setting the main scope on a distant object such as a steeple or chimney in the distance then align the finder scope to point to the same object. Then at night, look at the some bright star or planet and fine-tune the finder scope's adjustment screws so the images are aligned between the two scopes.

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I have a meade 40AZ-P telescope How do you set it up to view objects. It shows nothing?


This is really not suitable for viewing objects in the night sky -- except for the moon possibly. It is only 40mm ---- a pair of 10x50mm binoculars has more like gathering power than this small refractor scope.

Just put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the diagonal at the rear of the scope (the focuser) take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. The moon should be your first target at night. Again this scope is really not suitable for viewing the night sky.



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I was given a telescope and rolled one knob upward to look at sky and rolled other knob into position. Everything went black, so I rolled them back down. Still black. What did I do wrong?


You need to do two things before you take it out at night.

1. Align the small finder scope with the main tube. During the day time focus on a distant object like the top of a telephone pole. Without moving the main tube-- adjust the finder scope so the crosshairs point at the exact same spot.

2. Practice focusing during the daytime on distant objects.

Objects in the night sky are tiny-- smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length. The scope must be pointed directly at them,. Download a free monthly star chart at:
www.skymaps.com


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I have an older model meade etx astro telescope i see nothing but black when looking through my telescope..the lense cover is off...the mirror is in the up position like it should be....its nothing but...


Can you see Light through it during the day time? If you can nothing is wrong. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the TOP and try focusing on a distant object during the day time.

Turn the focus knob until you get a sharp image.

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Looking at a clear bright sky at night and we can't see a thing - it is at if lowest eyepiece - got it from sears Dec. 29th - it is the Bushnell 3" reflector telescope w/talking guide and tripod


Can you focus during the day time on a distant object. If you can nothing is wrong with the scope. Objects in the night sky are tiny, smaller than the tip of your finger held at arms length.

Practice focusing during the day time, and read my TIPS on my profile page.

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Why isn't my Celestron PowerSeeker 60AZ #21041 showing anything during the night but it works great during the day time... but it doesn't let me see but like two football field lengths away... i have done...


Objects in the night sky are tiny-- smaller than the tip of your finger held at arms lebgth. Your scope must be pointed directly at them or you will see nothing.

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I can't see anything at night


Objects in the sky are VERY TINY- no larger than the tip of your finger held at arm's length! You must be pointed directly at them to see them. Buy several good astronomy books like- "Turn Left at Orion", or "Nightwatch".

Join a local astronomy club and the members will help you FIND objects in the night sky.

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Cant see anything but black


You are NOT focusing correctly. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Read my frequently asked questions TIP on my profile page.

We receive MORE bad reports on this particular telescope than on any other by the way. The SALE of this scope should be against the law! It's just a toy telescope.

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I can't seem to see a darn thing , the lens cap is removed and lenses installed but i couldn't see anything last night


Telescopes have a VERY small field of view. You must be pointed directly at the object. Why not practice focusing during the day time on a distant object, and then try for a large target like the moon at night.

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See nothing but black


Put the lowest magnification eyepiece in the telescope. It's the one with the LARGEST number --- try focusing on a distant light at night or distant object during the daytime.

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